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Mar 4, 2014 6:00pm EST
're looking further ahead to norm when they'll go head on with opponent texas attorney general greg abbott. and texas democrats say this election season is still early, and there is still momentum to carry forward. >> this is the dallas democratic party. >> the phones are ringing off the hook. and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county party is in full-on election mode. >> pretty buzzed up right now. >> reporter: early voting numbers are promising. here in dallas and in other urban counties across texas turn out among democrats is on track to surpass that of the 2012 presidential primary. election watchers chalk it up to excitement for wendy davis. the senator who filibustered for abortion rates an rights and isn line for governor. >>> texas is one of the reddest states in the country. >> as living in texas i see it purple. i see people become more politically involved in the last year. >> reporter: the last time texans voted for governor was in 2010 when 38% of registered voters cast a ballot. that made it the lowest voter turnout in the nation. and hist
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Mar 4, 2014 4:00pm EST
opponent, the heavily favors greg abbott. texas democrats say this election season is still early, and they hope to carry p the momentum forward. >> hi, this is the dallas county county. >> the phones are ringing off the hook. and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full on election mode. >> pretty buzzed up right now. >> early voting numbers are promised. here in dallas and in other counties turn out among democrats is on track to surpass nose of the 2012 presidential primary. election watchers chalk it up to excitement, over wendy davis, the democratic state senator who famously filibustered for abortion rights, and who is now on the ballot for governor. >> we have that fire and i think that's what is making a difference. >> carman sees davis as texas democrats best hope in 20 years. that's how long republicans have controlled every statewide office in texas, making it one of the reddest states in the country. but a she sees it differently. >> i see it purple. i see more people become more political involved in the las
Mar 5, 2014 3:00am PST
greg abbott who won the republican nomination. also george p. bush taking the republican case for texas land commissioner and john cornyn turning back a tea party challenge. >>> in hillary clinton decides to run in 2016, a new poll finds she may have support from a somewhat unlikely group, republicans. 8% of republicans said there is a good chance they would vote for her. 8%. 17% says there was some chance they would vote for her. 74% says, no chance at all. mrs. clinton will speak to cleej students at an event at ucla today. >>> a woman was killed in a huge gas leak and explosion in new jersey. they were unable to identify the woman found near a car. seven other people were injured in the accident. dozens of homes were damaged. >>> so an asteroid is on the way and it's going to pass closer to earth than the moon. it's going to happen today around 4:00 p.m. eastern. experts say it poses no threat. it will get no closer than some 200,000 miles away. you will not be able to see it probably because the asteroid would be too dark to view correctly. does it make a sound if you do not see it?
Feb 26, 2014 1:00pm PST
, a conservative jurisdiction, so this is a very, very important decision. >> and greg abbott, the attorney general, who was also running for governor, issued a statement saying that texas would appeal this decision and ultimately he believed that this was going to end up in front of the u.s. supreme court. the u.s. supreme court has, of course, weighed in on same-sex marriage, but they haven't weighed in full throatedly. do you think this is going to end up at the supreme court? >> yes, i think it will because ultimately the federal courts in other areas will weigh in with different decisions. this is such an important national question that i think ultimately it will wend its way to the supreme court for final resolution. >> if the federal law is becoming more inclusive and the state laws are being struck down, what sort of legal options does that leave opponents of same-sex marriage? are laws like what's being proposed in arizona something of a work-around? >> well, yes, that arizona law i think is a blueprint to try to ban, you know, gay marriage and to permit discrimination against gay people.
Mar 3, 2014 10:00am PST
her opponent greg abbott and why she continues to focus on his appearances with ted nugent. >> what do you say to critics who say it's too much of a side show? >> i disagree. we're all responsible for our actions. he has reflected by associating himself with a person like nugent what the values really are. >> fighting words from wendy davis. you can catch the rest of my one on one interview with her tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. on "ronan farrow daily." tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. on msnbc. but first, we're going to look at why president obama had to issue a challenge to the prime minister ahead of their face to face meeting today. >>> ellen degeneres went selfie happy. i feel left out. daily panel tries to cheer me up. the solutions. the innovations. all waiting to help us build something better. something more amazing. a safer, cleaner, brighter future. at boeing, that's what building something better is all about. ♪ humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car repl
Mar 4, 2014 7:00am PST
candidates to run for six of texas's top jobs and that includes the matchup between wendy davis and greg abbott for governor. nine days of early voting ended last week. members also show more republicans early voting. >>> celebrities, quinton tarantino and hugh laurie kicking off fat tuesday. a little rain and temperatures in the 40s won't stop the quest for beads or dozen or so parades throughout the city today. the first one started at 6:00 a.m. never too early for a drink when you're in new orleans. people camped out all night to get prime real estate. the celebration will pump more than $750 million into the local economy. we don't know how much of that involves hurricanes, if you know what that is. drink, yeah. >>> seems like the first lady is everywhere, pushing to revamp food labels, get kids moving. now she's heading to china this month. how much of president obama's legacy might rest with michelle. >>> but first we'll dig into the president's budget. he's proposing new tax cuts to help with child care costs and support low-income workers. we'll talk to the top house democrat on
Feb 27, 2014 7:00am PST
's ruling called marriage an individual right that voters cannot deny. texas attorney general greg abbott, who's running for governor as a republican, says he will appeal. 29 states have laws making same-sex marriage illegal. the texas decision will not be enforced until a higher court rules on the case. >>> a deadly plane crash in hawaii is under investigation this morning. the small aircraft went down last night on the island of lanai shortly after taking off. three people were killed, three others are injured, two critically. their names have not yet been released. >>> tense moments on another flight. this morning, varies are trying to figure out why passenger jet filled with smoke as it touched down in california last night. the pilot of the delta flight from los angeles to oakland stopped the plane abruptly. as terrell brown shows us, a passenger captured the chaotic scene on video. >> leave all your belongings and get off this aircraft! >> reporter: just minutes after landing at oakland international airport, smoke began filling the cabin. >> we cannot breathe back here! go! >> repo